A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Camino Portugues

#1
I am to fly from the UK into Vigo in Mid March for two weeks. I would like to do the Camino Finisterre and possibly Ingles so depending on research and advice I may travel away from Camino Portugues after a few days.
Firstly I assume I should get suitable guide books or just maps from the forum here. I take it the maps/guides will give accommodation advice. I will need somewhere in Vigo for a start.
Help would be appreciated.
 

Advertisment

julia-t

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015-17
Kumano Kodo March 2018
Camino Portuguese Valenca-SdC April 2018
#4
The Wise Pilgrim apps for each Camino cost a couple of ££ each and are well worth having on your phone. There are maps, elevation profiles, information on every type of accommodation with contact details, number of beds, facilities and services, town information. As good as a paper guide book, if not better. Works offline, and is updated every so often.
 
#5
Good information ,thank you.
I did intend to start at Vigo, but then I saw a suggestion to take a bus to Tui. Then I saw post Tiu can be rowdy, now I am not so sure how to start. I was guessing March would be quiet.
 

Advertisment

jefferyonthecamino

http://www.barrerabooks.com/ - Guidebooks
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (1994)
Camino Francés (2013 - 2017)
Camino Portugués (2015 - 2017)
#6
I am to fly from the UK into Vigo in Mid March for two weeks. I would like to do the Camino Finisterre and possibly Ingles so depending on research and advice I may travel away from Camino Portugues after a few days.
Firstly I assume I should get suitable guide books or just maps from the forum here. I take it the maps/guides will give accommodation advice. I will need somewhere in Vigo for a start.
Help would be appreciated.
Not sure if I understand your plans - you would like to walk to Finisterre and do the Inglés, and also teh Portugués from Vigo?

First of all, assuming you have not purchased your ticket yet, unless you are walking the Portugués, you probably would want to fly into Santiago or Coruña.

If you are walking the Portugués, and assuming again that you would like to request the Compostela, I am pretty sure you do not walk enough Kms by starting in Vigo.

Anyway, best of luck and Buen Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#7
If you are walking the Portugués, and assuming again that you would like to request the Compostela, I am pretty sure you do not walk enough Kms by starting in Vigo.
Hi, Vigo to Santiago via the Variante Espiritual, including the boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Padrón, is 111kms, or about 136kms if one walked instead of taking the boat.

If one takes the boat a compostela is still granted, but one would probably have to walk 100kms plus the boat journey, so starting about 20kms before Vigo, in Ramallosa, to be on the safe side.
Jill
 

julia-t

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015-17
Kumano Kodo March 2018
Camino Portuguese Valenca-SdC April 2018
#8
I'm planning on walking the last portion of the portuguese Camino at the end of April. I shall get off the train in Valenca and walk across the bridge to Tui. (120km approx to SdeC).

I did consider walking part of the coastal route from Vigo to Redondela - and according to my Brierley guide, it is 102.8km to Santiago. So you should be OK.

I'd love to do the Variante Espirituel, but don't have the time for the extra day needed on this trip. But next time, on a longer Camino, Senda Litoral from Porto, I shall include it.

By the way, which airport are you flying into Vigo from the UK? And which airline?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk July 2017, Starting from Tui.
#9
Hi, Vigo to Santiago via the Variante Espiritual, including the boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Padrón, is 111kms, or about 136kms if one walked instead of taking the boat.

If one takes the boat a compostela is still granted, but one would probably have to walk 100kms plus the boat journey, so starting about 20kms before Vigo, in Ramallosa, to be on the safe side.
Jill
Hi

We started our walk in Vigo and also walked the Variante Espiritual, including walking from Villanova de Arousa to Pontesecures - we estimated we walked about 130kms.

The Tourist Information office in the port area in Vigo were very helpful with maps and the route out of Vigo. We followed the Water Path, up in the hills overlooking Vigo and the harbour - lovely scenery! A most enjoyable first day from there to Cesantes. In fact, our whole 6 days from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela was amazing, especially the Variante Espiritual!!
 

Limah

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2015
#10
Hi, Vigo to Santiago via the Variante Espiritual, including the boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Padrón, is 111kms, or about 136kms if one walked instead of taking the boat.

If one takes the boat a compostela is still granted, but one would probably have to walk 100kms plus the boat journey, so starting about 20kms before Vigo, in Ramallosa, to be on the safe side.
Jill
Hi Jill, this is what I'm planning to do rather than beginning in Tui. Im wondering how it went for you. Did you get your certificate? Did you begin in Ramallosa? Thank you Kindly
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#11
Hi Jill, this is what I'm planning to do rather than beginning in Tui. Im wondering how it went for you. Did you get your certificate? Did you begin in Ramallosa? Thank you Kindly
Hi Limah, you will be fine getting your compostela by starting in Ramallosa :).
Jill
 

Limah

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2015
#12
Hi Limah, you will be fine getting your compostela by starting in Ramallosa :).
Jill
Hi Jill,

I want to take the Spiritual Way have limited time as I want to walk to Muxia thereafter. I saw something you posted earlier. Did you do this walk already and did they give you a certificate?

Vigo to Redondela, 16kms
Redondela to Pontevedra, 20kms
Pontevedra to Armenteira, 24.5kms
Armenteira to Vila Nova de Arousa, 23.5kms
VN de Arousa to Padron (by boat), 2kms
Padron to Milladoiro, 18kms
Milladoiro to Santiago, 7kms

Thank you so much for your help. My trip is approaching :)
 

OLDER threads on this topic




Advertisement

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 8 1.1%
  • February

    Votes: 4 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 32 4.6%
  • April

    Votes: 106 15.2%
  • May

    Votes: 172 24.7%
  • June

    Votes: 51 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • August

    Votes: 10 1.4%
  • September

    Votes: 200 28.7%
  • October

    Votes: 85 12.2%
  • November

    Votes: 10 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 5 0.7%
Top